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Dr. Ivan Savin


Ivan is a postdoctoral research fellow within the ERC project “Behavioral-evolutionary analysis of climate policy: Bounded rationality, markets and social interactions” (EVOCLIM) at ICTA-UAB. Before that, he served within the KIT-BETA project devoted to general purpose technologies, creativity and sustainability (2015-2018) and was a postdoc for four years at the Friedrich Schiller University in the Graduate College "The Economics of Innovative Change" (2011-2015).


He received his PhD from the Department of Economics of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Chair of Econometrics, supervisor Prof. Dr. Peter Winker) in 2011. In 2017 he habilitated at KIT with the thesis titled "Applications of Evolutionary Optimization and Modelling in Economics"


Given all that, his research interest naturally include economics of innovation, environmental economics, climate policy, complex systems and evolutionary economics.

Ivan Savin



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Habilitation, Teaching Degree in Economics

2008 - 2011

Justus Liebig University of Giessen

PhD at the chair of statistics and econometrics, Summa Cum Laude.

2006 - 2007

University of Passau

1 year DAAD ERP program

2003 - 2008

Ural Federal University (former Ural State University named after A.M. Gorky)

Faculty of Economics, Specialization in International Economics. Honors degree based on five-year full-time Diploma

Research Interests

Economics of Innovation

R&D cooperation, renewable energy generation technologies,  open innovation concept, innovation policy

Complex Systems

agent-based modelling, social networks, technology networks

Climate Policy

Carbon tax vs carbon market, acceptance of climate policies, public opinion dynamics

Machine Learning

topic modelling, computational linguistics

Evolutionary Economics 

Replicator dynamics, optimal strategies in dynamic econometric models and games, evolutionary optimization

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